Socialist wheelism


I actually shot this last May Day, but I don’t think I ever got around to using it for anything.

When Herself and I rode out yesterday for our own small International Workers Day parade, we were clad in red, but it was Mad Dog Media kit we were wearing, and I was aboard my red Steelman Eurocross, not the Co-Motion Divide Rohloff.

The People were out in force as well. With temps in the 80s, and there only being so many DIY home projects one can bear, we saw quite a few folks out and about, the highlight being a couple walking one Chihuahua and pushing the other in a baby stroller.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is relaxing some restrictions, allowing some retailers that had been closed to do business via curbside pickup and delivery; reopening state parks and golf courses; and allowing gun shops to resume operations via appointment only.

While short outings for grub and exercise are officially approved, the general stay-at-home order remains in effect through May 15, however. Socialist distancing remains a thing, as does masking. And while the GOP is raving that the gov’ is not doing enough to return New Mexico to Bidness As Usual®, the gov’ — who has been getting some ink for her work in response to the coronavirus crisis — says further steps depend on us continuing to tamp down the spread of The Bug.

“This public-health crisis has also become an economic crisis,” she said. “There’s great urgency to address both.”

Added Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase: “We have to move carefully. slowly, step by step.”

Sounds a lot like rehabbing a broken ankle, only a helluva lot harder. The trick is to lose the crutches without winding up flat on your back.

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8 Responses to “Socialist wheelism”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Who doesn’t love a red bicycle?

  2. Shawn in the Gorge Says:

    I wonder what Eddy B. would say about that riding posture? (Begin Polish accent now) “Bend der elbows more youngster”. I know, I know you were busy holding up the wall…. and “it” was last year.

    • SAO' Says:

      You seen Eddy in the last 20 years? Bigger calves but posture’s about the same.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Eddy might say, “That is an old dude with a bad back holding up a wall on an off-road tourer that is a size too small, having just made it to the saddle in time for the 10-second timer to trigger his camera.”

  3. B Lester Says:

    For fuck sake, put a woman in charge.

  4. Herb from Michigan Says:

    We have “that woman from Michigan “ in charge and I’m gonna find a way to vote for her twice next time if Joe the Biden doesn’t pick her off. She sasses Trump and Rethuglicans almost like we do on this blog. I dearly love watching her do battle with the Old Boys Club. They don’t know whether to shit or wind their watches.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We have a woman running the show here, too, and she don’t take no shit from no body. I’ve seen enough old white guys trompling on their withered dongs to last me the rest of my old-white-guy life. Please, someone tell me this is our last round with that lot.

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